Idea Platform

What we offer

Part of our mission is to reinforce and support innovative ideas and new ventures at an early stage in order to initiate a pipeline of tech startups in the travel and hospitality industry. The potential of the Greek as well as the global market looks promising and we are committed to helping innovation flourish for the benefit of all related stakeholders in Greece.

The Idea Platform will run mostly through competitions, challenges or hackathons, addressing our call to young universities' graduates/postgraduates, young unemployed executives and very early stage startuppers (tech & business background).

Participants will have to work on finding solutions to real problems regarding the travel & hospitality industry. The framework will be set after interviewing industry leaders and business executives to find specific needs and “industry pains”. The goal for the participants will be to find business ideas that may solve industry problems by applying technology. Eventually we are looking for ideas that can become startups and join our acceleration program in the future.

Program Structure

This program will include workshops, inspirational talks & mentoring and will run in 5 days in total (including preparatory period and hackathon days)

  • 1

    Step 1: Application

    Submit your application according to the eligibility criteria

  • 2

    Step 2: Selection

    Your application will be reviewed by our judging panel, if you are qualified you will be selected for the next phase

  • 3

    Step 3: Preparatory period

    Attend a number of meetups and events to start gather information and inspiration for your idea as well as have the opportunity to include new members in your team

  • 4

    Step 4: Idea Platform

    Get mentoring and support to build your idea, present it live to compete for one of the winning places and start a new business!


Eligible candidates to secure a place to the program will be individuals or teams with an innovative business idea regarding the travel and hospitality industry which will require the usage of technology to be implemented. Must be over 18 and up to 35 years of age, graduates/postgraduates in relevant fields such as science, engineering, business, finance, tourism management and so on. Applicants must have the Greek nationality or be Greek residents. In case of team applicants, the candidates must not have received any funding apart from an early seed round/Friends & Family (not exceeding 100.000 euros) and must have incorporated less than 1 year.

If you meet all the criteria, then the next step is to have the time to commit to the program for 5 days in total (preparatory period and Idea Platform dates). Commitment includes attendance at the accelerator’s premises or the online sessions (in case the program goes remote) during the preparatory period, attendance to all relevant workshops & calls, time to work with your mentors and the enthusiasm to collaborate with the rest of the residents of the program during the Idea Platform period.

Prizes & Awards

The individuals/teams that will successfully complete the Idea Platform and participate in the final presentations of the competition (during the last day) are able to claim cash prizes as well as free services from strategic partners of the program, provided that such services are going to be announced during the program.

The prizes and awards will come out of the overall score and final evaluation of the judging committee, during the Awards Ceremony that will mark the end of the program. The prizes are as follows: 1st prize 3,000 euros, 2nd prize 2,000 euros and 3rd prize 1,000 euros.


Are you ready to share with us your idea and make it a successful startup? Applications for CapsuleT's Idea Platform will be open again during 2021. Stay tuned for our new announcements. Selection will be based on “a first come first served” process, according to which, once we reach the number of candidates that we are able to support during our our program, we will end the application period. Before applying, please read the eligibility criteria, the rules & conditions of the program as well as prepare all the necessary content to include it in your application (personal details, individual/team’s bios, summary of the proposed idea).